Anita was kind enough to point out that I hadn’t bothered to set background or text colors in my new lean mean stylesheet, which makes the page look kind of funny in Netscape 4 or in any browser where you can set your own background color.
This is an easy mistake to make when you’re moving away from deprecated HTML attributes. In my case, I changed my style sheet to use a plain old
<body> tag instead of Manila’s
[Macro error: Can't evaluate the expression because the name "body" hasn't been defined.] macro, which automatically inserts deprecated attributes for background color, text color, link color, and so forth. The way to handle it is either to set the attributes
background (for the background color) and
color (for the default text color), or else not to use any colored elements in your design at all and make the user responsible for his or her own bad taste.
At any rate, I’ve made the fix; shift-reload to get the change (very minor).